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Service Operations Engineer

The position - Service Operations Engineer

Navtech Radar is looking for a Service Operations Engineer to join the Customer Service team, and support the company through ongoing growth.

As a Service Operations Engineer, you will be providing technical support for our bespoke software solutions (AdvanceGuard and ClearWay). In this customer facing role you will be resolving, or managing the resolution of, a wide range of technical issues relating to our applications. The customers you will be supporting span the globe and use our solutions to address a wide range of challenges.

As with all our hires, we are looking to employ someone who has the potential to grow alongside the Company.

Company overview - Navtech Radar 

We are a world-leading innovator, and multi-award-winning designer and manufacturer of commercially deployed radar solutions. Our ground-breaking technology is utilised by clients worldwide, across many industry sectors, from Perimeter Security Surveillance and Industrial Automation to Traffic Incident Detection on Smart Highways and as part of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS).

As part of Halma plc, a FTSE 100 company, you will be joining a group of companies whose mission is to make the world cleaner, safer, and healthier.

Our work headquarters 

Our offices are nestled in the picturesque village of Ardington, South Oxfordshire, within an easy commute from areas of Reading, Swindon, Newbury and Oxford.

Our culture and benefits 

We help create the right environment for our dedicated staff by providing a flexible, fun, friendly, and family feel. We are dog friendly and enjoy family, friends and group events. We have plenty of free parking for our employees and provide you with options to join colleagues on lunchtime walks, biking and other pursuits. We care about our staff, in fact, our culture is developed by them, for them!

Key Accountabilities

You will be responsible for the following:

  • Provide timely, thorough, and accurate support responses to our customers via service desk incidents or requests raised via a self-service portal, email and phone
  • Classify support tickets, collect pertinent information, investigate, triage and resolve customer issues
  • Maintain a sense of ownership of the issue throughout its lifecycle, even when action is being taken by other teams

Key Competencies

  • Customer focused – demonstrates high level of integrity and is able to liaise confidently with the customer and manage their expectations in a high-pressure environment
  • Aptitude for quickly learning new software tools and hardware systems and follows established best practice processes
  • Good organisational skills, ability to plan own work in conjunction with team members and customers
  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills
  • Self-motivated and ability to work independently
  • Attention to detail 

Knowledge and Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a customer facing role supporting complex business solutions, ideally those that involve an element of hardware
  • BSc Degree or equivalent experience that required technical analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience of working within a Microsoft environment (Windows, Office, etc.)
  • Experience of working with helpdesk support systems to the management of customer issues
  • Excellent understanding of standard IT skills, IP networks, network equipment operation, Windows and/or Linux operating system and typical command line diagnostic tools such as SSH, telnet and trace route

Other Information

The successful candidate must be willing to undertake security clearance (BPSS) and participate in an on-call roster.


Depending on skills and experience. Other benefits include a bonus scheme, pension contributions and holiday loyalty scheme.

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